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Full name  Bob Preston
Years  Team
Date of death  Not known

Date of birth  Not known
Name  Bob Preston
Playing position  Wing half / Centre half

Place of birth  Edinburgh, Scotland

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Robert "Bob" Preston was a Scottish professional footballer who played in the Scottish League for Heart of Midlothian and in the Football League for Plymouth Argyle and Torquay United. He played as a wing half or centre half.

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Career

Preston was born in Edinburgh and signed for Heart of Midlothian from Bathgate F.C. shortly before the First World War.

In November 1914 he was among the Hearts players who volunteered to join Sir George McCrae's new battalion of the Royal Scots. Military service took him away from Edinburgh for five years, so it was 1919 before he made his debut for Hearts in the Scottish League First Division. He remained with the club until the 1922–23 season.

Preston then came to England to play for Torquay United, then a Southern League club, and moved on to Third Division South club Plymouth Argyle in 1923. He made 147 appearances for the club in all competitions. His last game for Argyle came at the end of the 1927–28 season, and he returned to Torquay United, by then a Football League team, for the following season.

After retiring from playing he moved to Ireland and became a publican. He died in 1945.

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Bob Preston Wikipedia


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